Location Le Havre (FR)
Status Paper mentored by Prof. Sven Kuhrau, UdK (Universität der Künste) Berlin
Languages German, French
The Musée Maison de la Culture of Le Havre (MuMa) has been built between 1952 and 1961. It became in the 1960's a unique symbol of cultural hybridisation, which lead later to the conception of museums of contemporary art as we know them nowadays – opened to a bigger audience, to all mediums of art. Located in a city that has been totally devastated by the Second World War and facing the Atlantic, the MuMa's main aspiration was to seek a democratisation of culture, in order to move the youth into a better future.